Should iWork come pre-installed or on the Mac Applications DVD?

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  1. crmpicco macrumors member

    crmpicco

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    Hi all,

    I have recently purchased a MacBook, so i'm new to the platform. I believe the main "office" type package is iWork which will open DOC, PPT and XLS files.

    My question is should iWork come pre-installed or on the Mac Applications DVD? I have just loaded in the Mac Applications DVD and it seems to have "Macintosh HD" on it, which i've now installed. But no iWork.

    Cheers,
    Picco
     
  2. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

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    You have to buy it separately. If you need ms office, you can buy that for the mac too.
     
  3. wordoflife macrumors 604

    wordoflife

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    You have to buy it separately (if you didn't). If you ordered it with your computer, then it should be on the computer. If you didn't order it, I recommend ordering it on Amazon ... I got it for $30 on Amazon
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Have a look in your Applications folder. You may have a demo version.
     
  5. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    If you would like a free version of the iWork/ MS Office Suites, check out OpenOffice :)
     
  6. Mal macrumors 603

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    Not on a recently purchased machine. Apple stopped including any demo software, including their own, ~2-3 years ago.

    EDIT: The demo is, of course, downloadable, though.

    jW
     
  7. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not sure that I would call Open Office the free version of iWork, let alone MS Office.

    Rather, I would say that it is an alternative worth comparing when making your decision on which product to purchase.
     

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